Adapalene/Benzoyl Peroxide Drug Information
If you have acne, your healthcare provider may prescribe adapalene/benzoyl peroxide (Epiduo®). This prescription medication is approved for use in people over the age of 12. It works to treat acne and prevent future breakouts by reducing inflammation, slowing down the rapid growth of skin cells, and killing acne-causing bacteria.
Adapalene/benzoyl peroxide comes in the form of a skin gel and is applied in a thin layer to the affected areas once daily. Skin reactions, such as dryness and redness, are some of the possible side effects of this medicine.
Because adapalene/benzoyl peroxide is not suitable for everyone, it's important to review the safety information for this drug with your healthcare provider before starting treatment. For example, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other health issues you may have, such as eczema, allergies, or sensitivity to the sun.
(For more information on this drug, click Adapalene/Benzoyl Peroxide. This article provides a more in-depth discussion, explaining how this medicine works for acne treatment and prevention, what to expect while using it, and how to ensure the effectiveness of each dose.)